Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Deathwing part 2

Finshed off some more of my Deathwing!

Firstly though, I thought i'd post why I have gone with the colour scheme white instead of the more common 'bone' armour.

For a long time, I have been a big fan of Space Hulk, and while doing some research on what to paint these models, I came across an old PC game that I quite forgot that I had.

 I absolutely loved that intro sequence, especially with the assault cannon blasting the wall bursting with genestealers! So cool!
 I even came across the old novel Deathwing, which cites the reason why they coloured their armour white.

 And of course, the latest game, which is very atmospheric, and great fun trudging through the derelict ships that comprise of a space hulk.

 So with that in mind, I went with white, as it felt more old school (which is what i like) and harkens back to so many cool Space Hulk inspired experiences.
 With that, I managed to finish Belial, despite being resin, wasn't too bad, though the sword unusable, so had to replace it with the Deathwing box sword. I also added a cape from the same box, as it looked the part.
 Close up of the sergeant. I removed the feathers at the top, as I wasn't a fan.
 I magnetized this one, so I can change his loadout. Should be useful when I use him for Space Hulk games.

 Group shot of my painted forces so far.
And my wip Librarian, from the Space Hulk set. Hope to have him ready before the next planned game against Genestealer Cults.

Anyways, thanks for looking.

Sunday, 30 December 2018


Well, been rather busy with moving house, but most of the dust has settled. I am still awaiting to unpack the vast majority of my collection, so with an upcoming game I thought I would use my deathwing. Rather surprising I haven’t posted much of them.

Still I have finished my first unit so here they are.

Apologies for the lack lustre photo. Unfortunately the internet is yet to be set up and I have to rely on the iPad for photos and uploading. Still, I am glad I got a unit done. I chose space hulk themed bases, as I love space hulk and would use them unit in that as well.

Next I am working on Belial for an upcoming 1200pt game. I am using pure Deathwing against Genestealer Cults, so it will be quite themed!

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, 1 December 2018

And now for something completely different..

Well it has certainly been a while since I have posted anything here. I have, however, been very busy with real life. Just in the span of the last few months I have another baby boy (third one now), trying to fix up the house to sell and building a new house to boot. I have an inspection next week to look at the new house, so hopefully it will be ready to move into before Christmas, but I am not expecting it.

So with all of that going on, quite understandably, I have had little time to hobby, though I have made a start on something I wanted to do ages ago.

 To help while away the nights, I watched the entire Hornblower series. Absolutely loved it and made me have a thirst for painting up my Napoleonics, which have sat in boxes behind the computer. I mainly got them from Warlord, though since doing a lot of research, I have branched out to have a look at some other companies, such a Perry and such. I do like Warlord models though, and I have a starter British army, starter French army and the Waterloo box. In fact the starter French army was sent to me in error, but being the kind chaps they are at Warlord, they said to keep it and sent me what I did in fact order, which was rather kind of them. It was through doing a lot of research into the Napoleonic era (since I had lots of late nights), that I discovered Sharpe.

I must say I thoroughly enjoyed all the series of Sharpe, and further fueled interest into the period. I haven't really done any historical wargaming, though I have enjoyed reading up on the period, researching the correct uniforms for regiments and the like. I figure it is easier to build for a particular part of the period, especially as the Napoleonic wars went for a long time. So I have decided to focus on the battle of Waterloo. Since I already have the Waterloo box, plus enough models to bulk up the French and British sides, it seemed a natural choice. There is of course, more models I want to get to bulk up the two sides, being Marshal Ney and Uxbridge, I figure I will wait till I at least paint some basic forces first. One unit I was too weak to resist were these 95th Rifles, especially as they seemed to be modelled on Sharpe! Very much looking forward to this unit arriving, hopefully before I move house!

So thusly inspired, I painted up half a unit of line infantry. I don't think I will base them till the other half are done but I might crack, and see what they look like. Overall, they are quite different from what I am used to, and I have enjoyed the research that went into it, which simply is not the case with 30k, 40k or Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

So next up I intend to paint the command group, as I am desperate to see what the flags look like.

Here is hoping I can be a little more consistent with the blogging, but no pressure. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Gorbash ready for thumpin!

Finished the banner for the Megaboss! I was originally going to do a paper banner, but I didn't like how it turned out. So I found a replacement.

 The banner is from my original unit of Big'uns from Fantasy Battle. I still think it looks great after all this time, and it was what I envisaged for his back banner anyway. I also thought that it's a shame that that banner looks so good, on a unit that I will hardly field, so in propa orc fachion, the Megaboss took it for his own! Now there is no mistaking who is the one in charge!

I still want to add some wood grain for the standard, but I will get there when I get there. I did assemble Ironskulls boyz, but due to rain, I can't spray them yet.

I also have a skirmish campaign coming up later this week, so I am hoping I can at least get them sprayed and ready, so my starting force is good to go. I also want to pick up some Brutes, but we shall see.

Anyways, thanks for looking.


Monday, 27 August 2018

A little WIP...


Thought I would share something I have been working on for Age of Sigmar. Played a few skirmish games, and looks like we are going to do a skirmish campaign.We are going to start at 50 Renown, as I wanted to take a proper hero.

Here is the journey so far.

As always, I like top start with the leader, and I wanted to go with the Megaboss. Although I liked the model, it was just missing something, so I added my favourite bit, the Space Wolf Terminator cloak, and I have to have a banner on there as well. I will do a paper banner at some stage. The collection of shields, are simply the heroes these guy has bested, a lot of them from the old world.

Next I want to work on the Ironskullz boyz, as they are the last unit I need to paint up for the skirmish warband. Hoping to grab them tonight and make a start on them tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 16 July 2018

A little activity

It has been a long time between posts! Life just gets busy.

I haven't painted a great deal, though I have had a few games, mainly 40k and we did try out the new Age of Sigmar on the weekend. Overall, not too bad.

However, all that gaming got me interested in doing some painting, so I finished off one of my wip boards for 40k.

I quite like the detail on the board, and I think it will work well with the upcoming 40k Killteam. I figure I might paint up some off my buildings (which I have a few), and at least get this section of the board painted before doing another. 

Anyways, it's been nioce to finish off and will be fun to game on.

That's all for now, will see if I have anything else to post in the next 6 months. 


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Tears of Isha waystone

Tears of Isha is an old 5th edition campaign box. I scored a copy a while a go, as I was curious about the story and plus had a few of the other campaign boxes they did from that era.

Since I am on a High Elf bend at the moment, it seemed like a good time to assemble one fo the buildings from that old box. I thought I'd go easy and do the waystone.

I reinforced the sections inside with balsa wood, and scored some placemats and coasters from Bunnings, as they made cheap and ideal bases for these card buildings.

I think it does the job.

It is quite tall, but looks suitably impressive.

I have also noticed that using the card buildings from Tears of Isha, I can also recreate the buildings in the old 4th edition scenario, except they will be more elf like than the card in that old box set.

Perhaps its an idea I might grace one day.

Anyways, that's all for now. Work is back to it, though I think I might paint either a character or a silver helm or two. We shall see.

Anyways, thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

High Elf Repeater Bolt thrower 2 complete

Finished the second Repeater Bolt thrower. As stated before, lovely models.

Did these with a different sheath, just to make them different from the other team.

With work going back to it, not too sure what to do next. I have a slight need to do my champion and musician for my Silver helms, just to make them a legal 5 elf unit. I  also need to get cracking on my BSB, but will have to await some parts before I can commence. 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Triumph and Treachery - Battle for the plaques of the Old Ones - Part 1

I was fortunate to get in a game of 8th edition Fantasy Battle the other night, playing the good ol Triumph and Treachery expansion. We played 1600pts a side with Lizardmen, Undead Legions and of course myself taking the High Elves.

This was to be a precursor to a campaign we are planning to run between the three of us, which we are yet to iron out the details of which, though I know for sure it will take place in the jungles of Lustria.

I won't do a full write up, but will try and remember the highs and lows of the game, of which there were many!

The High Elves, resplendent in their corner. I took the following for this game.

Arch Mage Lv4 Life - Talisman of Protection

Noble BSB - Dawnstone, Barded Elven Steed

Handmaiden of the Everqueen - Reaver Bow

14 Silverhelms, full command

15 Archers, full command

15 White Lions, full command

10 Sisters of Avelorn, High Sister

2 Repeater Bolt Throwers

The Lizardmen from memory took
Saurus Old blood on Cold One with magic items

Saurus BSB

Tetto Echo or what his name is.

Skink Shaman

18 Saurus warriors with handweapons, shield and full command

2 units of 10 skink darts

1 Salamander with extra crew

16 skinks with full command
My other friend took his cool Vampire Coast undead Legions.
Vampire Lord

Vampire hero

20 Skeletons warriors

2 units of 30 zombies (might be more)

Screaming skull catapult

8 Crypt Fiends

High Elves rush forward with the first turn. Nothing amazing, though my mage did get Throne of Vines off, making the White Lions toughness 7.
White Lions killed a few zombies, they had many more to hack through though. The zombies did well to get though the toughness 7 and laid two brave warriors from Chrace to waste.
The Lizardmen conservatively shuffled back.
The Silverhelms were hexed in the resulting magic phase, this would happen many times in the game.
The Vampire lord with the skeletons moves to flank the White Lions.
Lizardmen get to move first in turn two, charging the Screaming Skull catapult.

The White Lions finish hacking into the zombies, with my Archmage, powered with the Throne of Vines, keeping their toughness 7, and even healing the injured warriors from previous turns. The rest of the army unleashed hell upon the sketeton warriors, twice in a row (last player for turn 2, first for turn 3), and wiped them out, leaving the Vampire Lord vulnerable, and on his own.
The other constant of the battle was the non stop Doom and Darkness cast on the White Lions.

That's all for now. Will post the next installment soon.

Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

High Elf repeater bolt thrower

Next on my painting list was some repeater bolt throwers. Today I have finished one of the old 4th edition repeater bolt throwers. As is usual with these models, getting up close and painting them really reveals how wonderful they are as models, and I had a lot of fun doing this one.

Take a gander.

As already said, real nice models.

I have the other about 20% done, so will see if I can complete it before the holidays end. I also got a game of Triumph and Treachery in and took photos to boot, so will post that when I have it written up.

Thanks for looking.